Professor Tierney received a B.A. from William & Mary in 1987 and a Ph.D. from the University of California at San Diego in 2003. Professor Tierney teaches courses on International Organizations and International Development Policy. He is also Director of William & Mary's Global Research Institute, and a PI on the TRIP Project and a co-founder of AidData. Professor Tierney is currently working on three projects. The first uses open source data to explain the allocation and effectiveness of foreign assistance from China. The second explores the impact of teaching and research in the university on the beliefs and behavior of practitioners. The third employs methods of participant observation to describe and experience the globalization of multi-grained beverages.
International Politics, International Organization, International Relations in Disciplinary Perspective, and the Politics of Global Development Policy
Publications and Working Papers
Can be found at this link: https://mjtierney.weebly.com/research.html